When writing about the Bible, it can be helpful to have generally accepted abbreviations so that you don’t have to write out words that happen over and over again. To that end, I thought it might be helpful to write out the most common ones that you’ll probably encounter here on 1Lord.org.
I follow the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Style Manual. These abbreviations can be found in section 8.3.1-2.
The main two abbreviations are for New Testament (NT) and Old Testament (OT), but those are fairly obvious.
Here is a list of the abbreviations for all the biblical books in canonical order:
Bible Abbreviations: New Testament
Matt Mark Luke John Acts Rom 1–2 Cor Gal Eph
Phil Col 1–2 Thess 1–2 Tim Titus Phlm Heb Jas
1–2 Pet 1–3 John Jude Rev
Bible Abbreviations: Old Testament (LXX)
Gen Exod Lev Num Deut Josh Judg Ruth 1–2 Sam
(1–4 Kgdms) 1–2 Kgs 1–2 Chr Ezra Neh Esth Job
Ps/Pss Prov Eccl (Qoh) Song (Cant) Isa Jer Lam
Ezek Dan Hos Joel Amos Obad Jonah Mic Nah
Hab Zeph Hag Zech Mal